Taylor Swift Will Have to Fly 5,500+ Miles to Make Travis Kelce’s Super Bowl
Taylor Swift easily attended all of Travis Kelce’s playoff games, as the singer was on break from her Eras tour. But the Super Bowl, taking place in Las Vegas on February 11, is going to be much harder for her to pull off.
Swift will be playing in Tokyo from February 7-10 for her first shows back. She will then move to Melbourne, Australia, to play there on February 16. So is it even possible for her to make Kelce’s Super Bowl if she’s playing on the other side of the world on February 10? The answer is yes…and it is less of a tight squeeze than you’d think, thanks to the time difference.
How Swift Can Get From Tokyo to Vegas for the Super Bowl
Time is literally on Swift’s side here. Tokyo is 17 hours ahead of Las Vegas. Swift’s show is about three-and-a-half hours. The show is starting at 6 P.M. there, and Swift has yet to announce an opener, per her website.
If you give Swift a generous estimate and say she finishes by midnight on February 11, that would only be 7 A.M. on February 10 in Vegas. Flight-wise, per The Athletic, it could take her about 10 hours to fly from Tokyo to Vegas; there are 5,548 miles between the cities’ airports.
If we’re generous and say she leaves around 1 A.M. Tokyo time on February 11 (8 A.M. Vegas time on February 10), she would land in Vegas on February 10 with plenty of time to spare. Swift would have to deal with extreme jet lag, but she could easily make it for Super Bowl day to support her partner. (The Athletic also reports that Swift can even make it if she’s unable to land in Vegas due to overwhelming air traffic and needs to land in Los Angeles and drive to Vegas from there.)
The Super Bowl itself starts at 3:30 P.M. Vegas time.
Has Swift committed to going to the Super Bowl?
Swift hasn’t commented, but ESPN’s Ian Rapoport reported that she will be, based on his sources’ intel. “No doubt, the biggest question heading into this game: if the Chiefs win, will Taylor Swift be at the Super Bowl?” Rapoport said on NFL GameDay, per Daily Mail. “Sources say yes.”
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